Oct 2013 02

Al Jourgensen co-creates comic book series, becomes a super heroHaving now retired from making music, MINISTRY’s Al Jourgensen has shifted his attentions to writing and battling evil as a comic book super hero, collaborating with British horror and sci-fi artist Sam Shearon – a.k.a. “Mister-Sam” – and conceived by MINISTRY manager Angelina Jourgensen. According to Al Jourgensen, “I’ve been wanting to step away from music for a bit, switch gears… then I met Sam and then POOF! Sam turns me into a super hero. Ya, I’ll sign up for that!” MINISTRY: The Devil’s Chord – The Chronicles of Alien F. Jourgensen is slated to be a 13-issue comic book series, expected to prmiere in July of 2014 at Comi-Con in San Diego.
Al Jourgensen & Sam ShearonThe series will have a single story arc encompassing all 13 albums in MINISTRY’s catalogue, with the main thread focusing on aliens, conspiracy theories, the occult, and corrupt world governments and record labels. In a recent InterView with ReGen Magazine, Jourgensen states, “Each one, beginning with the first issue, revolves around what was going on in my life at that time musically and politically in the world, and battling evil throughout.” As the main character, Jourgensen begins as a young musician who is discovered by a record label that seeks to control him, only to discover his true powers and the reality of the world, interacting with several key figures as he tours the world. Jourgensen states that “the people that influenced me are like my sidekicks, like William S. Burroughs and Timothy Leary and, of course, Mike Scaccia. We go out battling evil with amazing super powers.” He also includes “I’d love to have people like Trent Reznor, Billy Gibbons, and Billy Haynes be characters in the series. I mean, who doesn’t want to be a super hero?”
Each issue of the series will have a illustrated by Shearon, plus an alternative cover by a special guest artist, including Metalocalypse director and animator Jon Schnepp, and Life of Agony bassist and graphic novelist Alan Robert.


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Sam Shearon Facebook https://www.facebook.com/MisterSamShearon
Sam Shaeron Twitter http://www.twitter.com/Sam_Shearon
Ilker Yücel (Ilker81x)

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